Teamwork and virtual teams
Nina Sochon, our guest speaker on Tues 12 April 2016, is a Teamwork Specialist and leading authority on virtual teams. She is the CEO of Transformed Teams - a training, coaching and consulting firm. Nina is an experienced executive, having established and led the team that delivered the Australian Federal Government’s national work from home (‘telework’) initiatives. She recently delivered the Australian Federal Government’s “phenomenal” flexibility toolkits – a world-leading guide to businesses and organisations looking to become flexible employers. Nina was introduced by AG John Sloan, (pictured right).
Nina gave us a great exercise to pair up with one person describing an image, while the other person – who could not see the image – had to draw according to his or her interpretation of the description. This exercise was to emphasise the power of communication and working together as teams.
Tawa Rotarians are reminded to please submit your completed 2-page worksheet that Pat has requested to put together an action plan for the Club. Please email a copy of your completed worksheet to Pat Waite.
|AGM & Di Patchett, Cheboche Trust Nepal||Malcolm Andrews|
|Claire Tyler - Enduring Power of Attorney||Peter Lockery|
|CPR Refresher||Gary Denton|
|David Barber - Writer/Retired Foreign Correspondent|
|Book Fair preparation|
|Book Fair Preparation|
Zealandia visit with Johnsonville Rotary
Monday 18 April - Johnsonville Rotary is hosting a visit to Zealandia.
Guest speaker: the new CEO of Zealandia, Paul Atkins to be introduced by Kerry Prendergast.
Information for those who have registered:
Times: arrive from 5.50 to 6 pm, with 6.15 meal. Expected to finish around 8 pm.
Venue: Rata Cafe, Zealandia, 53 Waiapu Rd, Karori, Wellington (note: The only public access to Zealandia is through the Visitor and Education Centre at the end of Waiapu Road. This is for biosecurity reasons.) See more.
Other Rotary news
DG Simon Manning pictured from left with Sue O'Sullivan and Elizabeth Sutton.
Note from DG Simon Manning as he distributes the April newsletter:
"If you haven’t already registered for Conference, please do so ASAP. This will assist us greatly with confirming we have the correct numbers."
To register now please go to: www.conference.riccartonrotary.org.nz
Rotary Porirua Fundraiser
Indian lunch at the Whitby Taj on Sunday 24 April – $40 per head includes 410 donation to the World’s Greatest Meal to End Polio.
Gordon Beattie advises: “there are limited numbers and we are halfway after less than a week. Therefore early response please – the Sunday afternoon of the long weekend. Indian dress will be worn for those that have it (Sarah, Clive, Kath and Glynis).”
“We would love to have your support and we still have seats to fill. Tickets are available from Whitby Taj 042347444, or from firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can be delivered to your club if preferred. The event is “Eat as Much as you Like”. $10 will be donated from the sale of each ticket to The World’s Greatest Meal To Help End Polio Now.”
Anzac Day Special Commemoration and Breakfast
The Rotary Clubs of Mt Victoria and Port Nicholson invite you to a special occasion to commemorate Anzac Day.
- 00 a.m.onwards arrive at Pukeahu War Memorial, Buckle Street, for Anzac Day Service (make own way).
- Service commences 5.30am
- 20 a.m. Service concludes. Make own way to Copthorne Hotel, Oriental Parade, for breakfast and fellowship
$35.00 per person includes continental or cooked breakfast, tea and coffee. Cash bar available.
This event Anzac_Day_Breakfast_April_2016 is fund raising for Wellington Children’s Hospital.
Rotary Gym Discount
“Can you pass this on to your Tawa female Rotarians and/or partners: Casual entry into any of our classes is $10 or join us with a membership and receive 10% discount.
Please find attached our new group fitness class timetable.BIG_WALL_TIMETABLE.APR [size 316Kb]
It would be lovely to have your club Rotarians join so that they can feel the benefits of a healthier lifestyle and improve their fitness.
Debbie Mair, Porirua Configure Gym for Women
Mb: 021 0274 7494”